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For Province P0060 - Province of Dorset.

26th

Apr. 2018

Lodge of Amity get painting!

Freemasons from the Lodge of Amity in Poole recently gave up their Saturday to redecorate a local charity's building.

Members of the Lodge assembled at 9 am at Barnabas House, a facility of the Diverse Abilities charity in Poole. Armed with paint brushes, rollers and gallons of white paint they set about transforming the appearance of the building.

Martin Barker from Amity said, 'I was Master of the Lodge of Amity last year when our members donated over £2,000 to the Diverse Abilities charity. When I heard that the outside of Barnabas House needed painting, I realised that this was a project where our Lodge could also provide practical help. Donating our time is more effective than just giving money.'

A Barnabas House representative expressed delight at the results, commenting 'Without the volunteers from the Lodge of Amity we would have had to spend many hundreds of pounds out of the charity's limited funds to do this.'
One Lodge member observed, 'We all thoroughly enjoyed the day. This is what Freemasonry is all about: having fun while helping others less fortunate than ourselves.'

The Lodge of Amity is the oldest Masonic Lodge in Dorset, dating back to 1765. It meets once a month in a magnificent grade II listed building in Poole. More information at https://amity-lodge.dorset-freemasonry.org.

Barnabas House is a lively day centre for adults with a disability. It is a place where they can meet and make new friends, acquire new skills and enjoy a wide range of experiences. More information at https://diverseabilities.org.uk/adults/barnabas.